The Classroom Experience

Below is a range of courses taught in the Spanish Department. The Department collaborates closely with a number of other departments and programs on campus, frequently crosslisting courses with film studies, gender studies, history, and Romance languages and cultures. For more up to date information on courses being currently offered, please see the Spanish Courses page in the course bulletin.


Parabloa Optica, 1931
A frame of mind typically refers to a mood or perspective. However, such dispositions also reflect a certain regulation of thought and thus behavior.
Professor Frau and her students, April 2016.
ITAL-361/FREN-321/ROMLG-375/SPAN-360: Read and discuss authors who wrote about their travels for political, religious, personal and recreational reasons.
Las Brujas
(SPAN-330): During the Spanish Empire witches, prostitutes, transvestite warriors, lesbians and daring noblewomen and nuns violated the social order.
This course explores the role of work and its close relationship with sexuality and violence in contemporary Latin American cinema.
The Hijab Series: Boushra Almutawakel
Mothers and Daughters: Explore the mother daughter bond in its many representations in numerous works of fiction, film, and art.
Heroes and Infidels
Study masculine identity and the birth of Europe in medieval romance classics.
El Escorial Library, San Lorenzo, Spain
Examine the structural evolution of Romance languages from Vulgar Latin to contemporary forms through the applications of linguistic theories.